1807年8月17日,罗伯特·富尔顿(Robert Fult

1807年8月17日,罗伯特·富尔顿(Robert Fulton)的“北河汽船”(通俗地称为“克莱蒙”(Clermont),如今误称为“克莱蒙”)开始成功地往返于纽约的哈德逊河,直达奥尔巴尼。 它长125英尺(142英尺),宽20英尺,带有侧桨轮和一个铸铁锅炉。 在300英里的往返行程中,他平均每小时5英里。 该船由商业伙伴罗伯特·利文斯顿开发。
原文:1807 Aug 17, Robert Fulton’s “North River Steam Boat” (popularly, if erroneously, known to this day as the Clermont) began heading up New York’s Hudson River on its successful round-trip to Albany. It was 125 feet (142-feet) long and 20 feet wide with side paddle wheels and a sheet iron boiler. He averaged 5 mph for the 300-mile round trip. The boat was developed with business partner Robert Livingston.